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Cut to the Chase with Emma and Kamilah: “Social Media Holidays”

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National Girls and Women in Sports Day, Women’s History Month, Black History Month, International Women’s Day, Earth Day, you know: those “holidays.” For lack of a better term, we call these days and months “social media holidays.” After all, they carry heavy social media presences. And in the first ever episode of Cut to the Chase with Emma and Kamilah, we unpack them. We go beyond the mirror selfies and iPhone panoramas. We ask: What are the pros and cons of these holidays? How do they connect to sports? What do they represent for folks of marginalized identities? And where do they fall short?
Discussed in this episode: 
–National Girls and Women in Sports Day, Women’s History Month, Black History Month, International Women’s Day, Earth Day, Trans Visibility Day. Note: in the episode, Emma said Earth Day is coming up on April 2nd; she meant April 22nd!
–11:41: how identity affects the ways in which we engage with these holidays
–14:38: what were these holidays before Instagram?
–20:32: March Madness and Women’s History Month
–24:17: marketing ploys or good values?
–27:18: social media as a tool for activism
–29:48: GOAT and gendered athlete titles
–36:45 celebrating NGWSD while recognizing the inequality that still exists
–46:00 calls to action –VICE article, “12 Environmental Justice Organizations,”
–-Follow Social Sport: Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter 
–-Subscribe to the Social Sport Newsletter

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